Cup of Gold

Cup of Gold - John Steinbeck

Cup of Gold had all the elements that promised an enjoyable read for me: Steinbeck, pirates, historical fiction.

 

And, yet, I was so bored.

 

Apparently, this is Steinbeck's first novel. Knowing this, I can forgive the book some of the tediousness and lack of message, but still, knowing what Steinbeck is capable of creating in his later books makes it difficult to like this book any better.